Silivong HER

Silivong HER

My name is Silivong, live in the capital of Laos, name Vientiane. After I graduated from university, I chose to work on hospitality industry for 5 years as an English Consultant which allow me to travel from place to place throughout the country for inspection. I also be a English Speaking Tour Guide on my spare time. So I want to share my knowledge and expertise about what to see and experience in my country.

Have you heard about Vientiane?

Located along the banks of the mighty Mekong River, Vientiane is one of the least discovered capitals in Asia. To provide a comprehensive insight into this laidback capital, this full day tour explores the different highlights of the city, including gilded temples and important monuments, complimented with the chance to savor Lao cuisine at a vocational restaurant.

Tour Information

Location
Duration
8 Hours
Departure
04:00
Price per Participant
5,733.33 TIIM
Languages
Group size
2 - 2 people
Categories
Transportation
Car
Includes
Transport in a private air-conditioned vehicle 1 English Speaking Guide All entrance fees
Excludes
·  Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime ·  Personal travel insurance ·  Visa ·  Personal expenses ·  Tips for guideand driver ·  Meals other than those mentioned above Other services not clearly indicated in the Package Inclusion above
Cancellation
30 day before starting date

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Silivong HER

Silivong HER

Located along the banks of the mighty Mekong River, Vientiane is one of the least discovered capitals in Asia. To provide a comprehensive insight into this laidback capital, this full day tour explores the different highlights of the city, including gilded temples and important monuments, complimented with the chance to savor Lao cuisine at a vocational restaurant.

WatSisaket

Your tour begins at the serene WatSisaket, the only temple left intact after the Siamese (Thai) invasion in 1828. It is one of the most beautiful temples in the capital, and its breezy teak covered hallways are filled with thousands of miniature Buddha statues.

WatPhraKeo

Continue on to the nearby WatPhraKeo. Used as a religious museum, WatPhraKeo displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art.

WatSimuang

Stop at WatSimuang, the most popular and venerated temple in Vientiane, as it is considered the guardian of the spirit of the city. Upon its grounds, you will find an Angkorian-era pillar and it is a popular belief that if you circle it three times and make a wish, then that wish will come true.

That Dam

Near the original morning market is That Dam. Also called the ‘Black Stupa’, the structure was once covered with a layer of gold which was stolen by the Thais during their invasion in 1828. From here, travel on to nearby Pangkham Street, with its plethora of tailor shops, and Nam Phou Fountain. Here you can see how traditional areas of the city are embracing modernity.

COPE

After lunch, visit COPE. COPE is an association working to help landmine victims. A visit to the center provides in-depth information about the history of the American/Vietnam war and the lasting impact of un-exploded ordinances (UXO) in the area and the efforts underway to clear them.

Patuxay monument

Continue to the Patuxay monument (Laos’ version of the Arc de Triomphe) where you can climb the stairs to the roof for sweeping panoramic views of the city.

That Luang

Next, your tour takes you to That Luang, the holiest site in Laos. Constructed by King Setthathirat in the 16th century, the temple is resplendent as the sun shines upon its towering golden spire.

The Mekong River

End your tour of the capital along the banks of the Mekong River as the sun begins to set. Stroll along the river, stop to enjoy a cold drink, or sample a snack from one of the many local food stalls. This area is very popular with locals who go to exercise in the park in the evenings and you can also browse the evening market for souvenirs.

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